Did Obama Illegally Spy on Americans While President?

Obama has been out of the White House for some time now, yet another new scandal is underway due to his antics as President.

In this case, it is being revealed that Barack Obama ordered a government agency to spy on civilians while in the Oval Office.

And although liberals continue to verbally attack President Trump in the news for anything they can get their hands on, they ignore a massive scandal such as this – simply because it was carried out by their beloved leader.

The fact of the matter is that former President Barack Obama illegally spied on the American people, and got away with it.

According to previously classified documents, the National Security Agency was ordered to intentionally and routinely violate American privacy protections as well as court-ordered guidelines put into place under federal law.

The Daily Caller reports:

The documents indicate that more than 5 percent of NSA searches obtained through “upstream” Internet data inside Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act violated the safeguards President Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011.

 

Upstream collection refers to the interception of data from the Internet “backbone,” such as major major Internet cables and switches, and accounts for roughly 9 percent of the NSA’s collection haul. While upstream collection is a vital tool for gathering intelligence against foreign threats to the United States, it is another matter to deliberately target American citizens at home.

 

These concerns were reportedly disclosed by the Obama administration in a closed-door hearing on Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, less than two weeks before Donald Trump was elected. The court allegedly stated that the failure to disclose the extent of the NSA’s many violations at an earlier time amounted to an “institutional lack of candor” and that the searches performed by the NSA presented a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue,” according to court documents dated April 26, 2017.

 

“Since 2011, NSA’s minimization procedures have prohibited use of U.S.-person identifiers to query the results of upstream Internet collections under Section 702,” the unsealed court ruling reportedly states. “The Oct. 26, 2016 notice informed the court that NSA analysts had been conducting such queries in violation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed to the Court.”

Essentially, the Obama Administration was data-mining American citizens for their own personal use – which is an enormous abuse of power.

The American Civil Liberties Union also claim these are some of the most serious violations to have ever been made, and they seriously inhibit the credibility of the U.S. Intelligence community to self-regulate and safeguard American citizen’s rights to privacy.

Liberals love to fawn over Obama and say he helped the American people in a time when they needed to be saved, but a scandal of this size will surely blow up in their faces and prove Obama was not the golden child they claimed he was.

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  • Countrysunrise

    Obama used every department of the Government as a weapon against the people of the United States, for his own personal gain, as well as for Political gain. The man continues to do sneaky things while out of office, while he sits in his house, with the new wall built around it, his right hand girl moved in, and 2 new groups – the Obama Foundation, and Organizing for Action started, with groups all across this Country!! He has also been shadowing the President, while he made his trip overseas, making speeches in a couple of the Countries that the President had just appeared in. There is a silent pact among Presidents. When their term is over, they go off into the Sunset, and don’t say anything about the current President, nor do they say anything about the way the current President is running his agenda. Not Obama!! He continues to shoot his mouth off at every oportunity, and runs around as if he’s some kind of rock star!! He should be concentrating on his Presidential Library instead!! He’s a sorry excuse for a President, and might have A LOT of time to think about it when he gets arrested for wiretapping, along with other charges!!